Leica introduces new Noctivid binoculars


Leica introduces Leica NOCTIVID: for an extraordinary new view of the world

Revolutionary new binoculars created from a century of knowledge, optical expertise and craftsmanship

Leica Camera has unveiled a brand new range of binoculars – the Leica NOCTIVID – designed to provide an extraordinary, unparalleled viewing experience, whatever the weather or lighting conditions. Based on more than 100 years of optical and mechanical expertise, Leica has developed this next generation of premium, full-size binoculars to offer users the highest quality optics combined with a revolutionary, almost three-dimensional view of the world around them.


Whether embarking on their next exciting travel or safari adventure, taking a yacht or sailing trip, or spending time observing wildlife and nature, the high-performance Leica NOCTIVID delivers an unrivalled experience for the user, packaged in a compact, elegant yet incredibly robust design.

Exceptionally well balanced due to the shorter length of the binocular tubes, and covered with a durable rubber armouring, the Leica NOCTIVID offers an outstanding grip and sits comfortably in the palm of the hand. Precision is unmatched, thanks to a newly-designed focusing wheel, which allows pin-sharp focusing on even the tiniest of details – bringing distant objects into view instantaneously.

Small and light enough to be carried on every trip, the Leica NOCTIVID is available in a choice of 8×42 and 10×42 options, with the 8×42 providing exceptional viewing in lower light conditions.

Engineered with 12 glass lens elements, the NOCTIVID ensures first class optical excellence even in the most challenging situations. Manufactured with high-performance SCHOTT HT™ (High Transmission) glass, the binoculars deliver incredibly natural colour rendition, while thanks to a special new high-temperature ‘plasma deposition process’, their premium-quality lens coatings guarantee perfectly-balanced light transmission throughout the entire wavelength range of visible light. This results in a breathtakingly bright and colour-neutral viewing image.

Additional innovations include ingenious ‘baffle systems’ to suppress stray light, keeping reflections to an absolute minimum, while retaining maximum contrast. Furthermore, the lens radius has been modified to improve sharpness right up to the extreme edges of the viewing image.

For challenging weather conditions, Leica’s innovative AquaDura® coating ensures a stunning, crystal-clear view at all times. Water and dirt simply roll off the surface, and this special Leica coating also prevents all external lenses from being scratched or marked. Finger marks are a thing of the past, as they can be effortlessly wiped away from the surface. Furthermore, each model is waterproof to a depth of five metres.

Extremely durable and designed for a long working life, the Leica NOCTIVID incorporates a patented, hard surface coating (class 8) delivering additional protection for all exposed metal surfaces of its robust magnesium body.

Leica NOCTIVID – technical specifications:

Specification / Model Leica NOCTIVID 8×42 Leica NOCTIVID 10×42
Close focusing distance 1.9m 1.9m
Field of view 135m 112m
Transmission 92% 92%
Eye relief 19mm 19mm
Weight (g) 860g 860g
Dimensions (LxWxH mm) 150 x 124 x 58mm 150 x 124 x 58mm
Waterproof to (m) 5m 5m
Included accessories cordura bag and strap cordura bag and strap

Leica binoculars are available for sale at B&H and Adorama.

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